PhD in Management

Programme Summary

Graduates will acquire an in-depth knowledge and ability to develop a thorough understanding of appropriate research techniques in management, competence in independent investigation, advanced research and make significant, original contributions to the development of new knowledge in the field of management.  

Entry Requirement

A Master’s degree (MQF Level 7) in a business


Related field as accepted by the Senate


Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree as accepted by the Senate.

International students are required to achieve a minimum score of 6.0 for IELTS or its equivalent.

Program Structure (Research)

Mode of Study Full-time / Part-time
Duration of Study 3 – 6 years for Full-time OR 4 – 8 years for Part-time

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

The objectives of the programme are to prepare individuals to

PEO1 Have thorough understanding of classical and modern theories, methodologies, practices and their implications in the selected topics of research in Management field.
PEO2 Have experimental knowledge and analytical abilities to solve current issues and problems in the relevant field of Management.
PEO3 Have relevant skills of research and apply them efficiently and effectively to suit various types of societal needs.
PEO4 Keep abreast of current issues and innovative advancements in Management taking into account relevant commercial, ethical, social and legal issues.
PEO5 Publish their research in the relevant fields of Management, and disseminate its knowledge, truth and benefits to the entire Business world.
PEO6 Be future leaders who are knowledgeable and competent in their chosen Management fields of study.
PEO7 Develop an indispensable thirst for research.
PEO8 Strengthen their technical skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse, theorise and disseminate research that makes a contribution to society.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)

At the end of this programme, students should be able to

PLO1 Synthesise knowledge in Management.
PLO2 Adapt practical skills leading towards innovative ideas in Management.
PLO3 Provide professional services to society in Management.
PLO4 Conduct research independently and adhere to the legal, ethical and professional code of practice in Management.
PLO5 Communicate and work effectively with peers, scholarly communities and stakeholders, while displaying leadership qualities.
PLO6 Appraise problems in the relevant field of Management, critically using scientific skills.
PLO7 Integrate information to develop lifelong learning in the relevant field.
PLO8 Contribute on original research that has broadened the boundary of knowledge through an in-depth thesis, which has been presented and defended according to the international standards including writing in internationally refereed publications in Management.

Career Prospect

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Researcher
  • General Manager
  • Director
  • Operating Manager
  • Human Resource Manager